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Moto GP GP Denomination No Sponsor Australia main 18-20 October


Pol Espargaro

  • Team GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3
  • Bike KTM
  • Nation Spain
  • Date of birth 10/06/1991
  • Place of birth Granollers, Spain
  • Debut Qatar, 2014 (Yamaha)
Like older brother Aleix, Pol Espargaro has had to wait a long while to get his best chance of success in MotoGP. Unlike Aleix, Pol has his dream ride at a team with a history of sustained success, but one that's in transition.
Pol Espargaro
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Stats
Races: 6
Best Qualifying: 3rd (2016)
Best Race Result: 5th (2016)
Podiums: 0

Repsol Honda has – with justification – put all of its eggs into the Marc Marquez basket for the best part of a decade, and a bulging trophy cabinet shows the wisdom of that approach. But Marquez's regular absences over the past three seasons saw Honda develop a bike able to be tamed by other riders not blessed with Marquez's generational brilliance, and Espargaro is the biggest beneficiary.

Espargaro's commitment to the task and intensity haven't changed even as he settles into his 30s, while replicating his junior-class success in Australia in the top flight looks more likely than ever riding for a team that shines at the Island.